Published On: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017

DIL KA HAL SUNE DILWALA, initiative by AIIMS to build a relationship between Dr. and Patient

New Delhi (12 july) : No doubt if there is another God on this earth that is Doctors. Doctors saves our and our dear once’ lives. Now the second God of earth is going to take beautiful initiative to beautiful relation with their patient by an story telling Campaign ie., DIL KA HAL SUNE DIL WALA.

Dr. Sundeep Mishra Prof of Cardiology, AIIMS told Lead India that Cardiology Society of India – DB has launched a unique initiative “ Dil ka haal sune dilwala.”

Cardiological Society of India (CSI) is the oldest and the most prestigious organization of cardiologists in the country and it is the second biggest Cardiology Association in Asia-Pacific. It was founded more than 60 years ago (4th April 1948), a year earlier 0than American College of Cardiology and the International Society & Federation of Cardiology.

Over the years it has been gaining in strength and is representative of cardiologists from all parts of India and even other South Asian countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Currently, its life membership is close to 4200 life members. This national program is by CSI Delhi Branch.

It is a public education initiative on behalf of our cardiologists and physicians. It shares real stories of patients facing life-threatening or transformative heart conditions, using a digital and social media storytelling format.
It describes how their conditions were successfully treated through fast action, innovation, and the incredible dedication of cardiologists / physicians. Through this campaign we plan to reach  individuals not only in NCR region but beyond.

As thought leaders with social responsibility and the ability to advocate good causes the “Dil ka Haal Sune Dilwala – Har Second Keemati” Tell a Story Campaign presents many attractive opportunities. These stories will not only have immense educational value but will also help in restoring the trust in Doctor-Patient relationship, which faces an acute deficit currently.

Story telling is an essential part of Indian culture. It simplifies the message and not only creates an immediate emotional and cultural connection but being non-adversarial it helps bypass defense mechanism so that it can become an effective instrument for change. It can have a huge educational value because it actually helps visualize a different scenario and prepares the listener for a certain eventuality.

In context of heart diseases it helps people get informed about heart health and the healthcare system. If one has a heart condition or are at risk for it, it will help them learn about the condition as well as the tests and treatments that may be required. Further, it may help patients make the most of their time with the doctors and other health-care profession.

This might help lay persons understand that for cardiologists every second counts! Lastly, these stories might be most inspiring for doctors and other health-workers as well.

These stories will have an additional value. In an era where Doctor Bashing is a norm, rather a fashion these stories will have a positive impact on community psyche and reinforce what our honorable President has already said” ‘If you don’t trust doctors, then whom do you trust?”

MR GOGI’S STORY – Athletes having Mental Stress – Recipe for Heart Attack.
“Why me?” Quipped Gogi Sir. Mr Gurucharan Singh Gogi is the first National coach in Jud
o. He had developed some pain in shoulder region which he ascribed to “probably a little more than usual exercise in morning and also to some gas in stomach perhaps due to over-eating. “ It was difficult for an athlete routinely exposed to pain of training to ascribe it to “Heart Attack” – Further there is always a component of denial of illness with them.

However when the pain became unbearable the family rushed him to the nearest Phoolwati Charitable hospital, Delhi where Dr MM Sharma promptly did his ECG and declared that Gogi Sir had suffered a massive heart attack, advising him to rush to AIIMS, Delhi. The doctor in casualty, AIIMS immediately rushed him to cath lab where Dr Mishra undertook an emergency angioplasty and stenting.

More than a decade later, Gogi Sir is still active and went on to win the first Dronacharya Award in Judo and several other accolades. He does admit however, that he has had his moments of weakness, particularly when doctors told him that he had to change his life-style “only simple, boiled food,” At that point he said “I don’t want to live like this.” But his wife Suman who has always been a pillar of strength and support to him changed the way she cooked food which was both tasty and also healthy. Leading a healthy, disciplined life he could achieve so much professional and personal success.

After heart attack there is a change in life-style but with a positive energy it is possible to lead a useful, entertaining and a meaningful life, doing things you like most and spending time with your loved ones. Be happy and make others happy.

For many people world is all sorrowness
But for me one heart attack is not enough
Die Another Day!

Find attached the full story. This is a real life example in the form of a story.
We will have a competition of storytelling and the patient whose best story is selected will get a cash award of Rs. 50,000 / – Selected stories will be posted on CSI Delhi Branch website.

Cardiology Society of India has issued an email id to receive the stories of the patient who got treatment for their heart. Patient can share their stories on

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